Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center discovered a way to enhance delivery of transplant cells in rodents to a desired site by increasing presence of chemicals that attract the introduced cells. Non-destructive pulsed focused ultrasound interacts with tissue to elevate levels of naturally produced chemicals (such as cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors) on target tissues. Transplanted stem cells have receptors for these chemicals, so an increased presence attracts more of them to the desired site.
Press Releases · April 2, 2012
Press Releases · March 6, 2012
Researchers have developed a method to label transplanted cells so they can be tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the future, as cell therapies become a more integral part of regenerative medicine and tumor treatment, there could be increased need to measure how many transplanted immune or stem cells reach their target.
Press Releases · January 11, 2012
Three new members have been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NACBIB) of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).
Press Releases · November 16, 2011
A competition for undergraduate students to foster the design and development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and technologies to aid underserved populations and the disabled is being sponsored by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Press Releases · October 13, 2011
Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health has been selected to receive the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
Press Releases · May 23, 2011
In this first-in-human study the investigators proposed to explore the possibility of humans regaining standing and stepping functions (as observed previously in animals) through a combination of epidural stimulation with motor training. In year 2 of the award, the first implanted human subject is now able to stand and move his previously paralyzed lower limbs.
Press Releases · August 17, 2009
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today that it has awarded ten Phase II interdisciplinary research training grants totaling $16 million over five years.
Press Releases · July 1, 2009
A new imaging technique, once validated in mice and pending further experiments, could provide a real-time noninvasive method for identifying tumors in humans who express HER2 and who would be candidates for targeted therapy directed against this protein.
Press Releases · September 16, 2008
Two new members were recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The Council serves as the principal advisory body to the NIBIB, a component of the National Institutes of Health.